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DHANAK director Nagesh Kukunoor spills the beans on his style of film making. After directing films like IQBAL, AASHAYEIN and DOOR, Director Nagesh Kukunoor’s next film DHANAK is up for release and the trailer has got everyone talking about the brother sister duo in the film. When asked about his style of film making, he says that he pays attention to his sensibilities and passion when he makes a film as he has control over these and doesn’t worry about audiences’ likes and dislikes.

“I don’t think about the audience’s importance while I write or direct a film. Tastes and trends change from time to time, so it is very difficult to guess for me. I pay attention to my sensibility and passion. Those things I can control. I can’t control audiences’ likes or dislikes, so I don’t worry about it,” Nagesh said at the launch of a book.

As to why he chose a story like DHANAK, Nagesh said, it’s about the characters.He explains, “The story appealed to me. When I started to write the story, the only theme on my mind was that the world is beautiful. Goodness is still there. This is the central theme of the film. I enjoyed writing the story and shoot of the film as well.”


The film talks about a journey of a brother-sister duo, who set out on a long trip to meet superstar Shah Rukh Khan as they believe that only Shah Rukh can give the blind brother his eyesight.

“I don’t think about the audience’s importance while I write or direct a film. Tastes and trends change from time to time, so it is very difficult to guess for me. I pay attention to my sensibility and passion. Those things I can control. I can’t control audiences’ likes or dislikes, so I don’t worry about it,” Nagesh said at the launch of a book.